The Milan 2012 SOSORT Meeting


Official Language


If required at least by 20 participants, Italian simultaneous translation will be provided



The Meeting is focused on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and all other spinal deformities in all ages. Main topics are:
  • Bracing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Imaging and surface topography
  • Quality of life and psychology
  • Etiopathogenesis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Early Onset Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Miscellanea


Oral Presentations

Each accepted abstract will be given 6’ of oral presentation and 3’ for discussion.



Each accepted poster will be discussed during the Coffee-Breaks.

A Special Poster session could be planned by the Scientific Committee.


Consensus Session

Imaging: how much and when

Patrick Knott (Usa) - SOSORT General Secretary


Invited SRS Lecture

Stephens B Richards (Usa) - Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) President


Key Note Speakers

Lorenzo Aulisa (Ita) - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma

Nicola Smania (Ita) - Università degli Studi di Verona

Adriano Ferrari (Ita) - Università degli Studi di Reggio Emilia



Jury chaired by the International Scientific Committee President, Toru Maruyama, President of SOSORT 2012 Meeting International Scientific Committee, SOSORT Founder and Past-President


Presidential Address

Stefano Negrini (Ita) - SOSORT President

Controversial Issues Sessions

When to fuse or not to fuse

Moderator:     Tomasz Kotwicki (Pol) - SOSORT Founder and Past-President

Lecturers:       Stephens B Richards (Usa)  SRS President - Stefano Negrini (Ita) SOSORT President

Exercises for idiopathic scoliosis: which evidence, which use ?

Moderator:     Theodoros B. Grivas (Gre) - SOSORT Founder and Past-President

Lecturers:       Nigel Price (Usa)  SRS Non-operative Committee Chair - Manuel Rigo (Esp) SOSORT Founder and Past-President


Lifetime SOSORT Honorary Membership Prize

Min H Mehta (Eng)

Antonio Negrini (Ita)
SOSORT 2012 General Secretariat: